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Bartram's Garden

Philadelphia , PA

LOCATION

54th St. & Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US

PHONE

215-729-5281

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Private User
Wedding:
6/11/2016
4.6/5.0
We chose Bartram's because of the one site option for ceremony and reception, the beauty of the gardens, and the historic nature. The staff was professional and helped make the day flawless. They even suggested ways to make the event special based on past experience. Heavy thunderstorms had been forecasted and so they helped come up with a plan b; however, it never rained. I believe they are in the process of revising their event guidelines and so I'm not sure it will continue to be a good value. However it is a unique and magical place.
We chose Bartram's because of the one site option for ceremony and reception, the beauty of the gardens, and the historic Read more...
We chose Bartram's because of the one site option for ceremony and reception, the beauty of the gardens, and the historic nature. The staff was professional and helped make the day flawless. They even suggested ways to make the event special based on past experience. Heavy thunderstorms had been forecasted and so they helped come up with a plan b; however, it never rained. I believe they are in the process of revising their event guidelines and so I'm not sure it will continue to be a good value. However it is a unique and magical place. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.6/5.0
We chose the venue for our wedding after our first venue cancelled 2.5 months before our wedding. We loved the historic value and natural beauty of the gardens and felt it was perfect for a rustic chic wedding. Although it down poured on our wedding day, all our guests loved the gardens and felt it was the most beautiful location! The staff were really quick to help us move the outdoor ceremony indoors. Unfortunately their biggest flaw was miscommunication. Not all members seemed to be on the same page which made setting up the day before and the day of very difficult as various information was given prior to these days. A few of the members were very unprofessional towards my husband and a friend that were helping to set up. These same members were very rude at the end of the night as well which made some things stressful. Overall we had a great wedding and if I were to do it again, I would still hold it at Bartram's.
We chose the venue for our wedding after our first venue cancelled 2.5 months before our wedding. We loved the historic Read more...
We chose the venue for our wedding after our first venue cancelled 2.5 months before our wedding. We loved the historic value and natural beauty of the gardens and felt it was perfect for a rustic chic wedding. Although it down poured on our wedding day, all our guests loved the gardens and felt it was the most beautiful location! The staff were really quick to help us move the outdoor ceremony indoors. Unfortunately their biggest flaw was miscommunication. Not all members seemed to be on the same page which made setting up the day before and the day of very difficult as various information was given prior to these days. A few of the members were very unprofessional towards my husband and a friend that were helping to set up. These same members were very rude at the end of the night as well which made some things stressful. Overall we had a great wedding and if I were to do it again, I would still hold it at Bartram's. Read less
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Bethany
Wedding:
9/19/2015
3.5/5.0
Bartram’s Garden was a gorgeous venue for our wedding reception. The public garden is beautiful and the Philadelphia skyline view is one-of-a-kind. We were so pleased that guests could wander the garden during our cocktail hour and entertain themselves with lawn games set up around the garden during the reception.

That said, there were a few drawbacks to our experience. First, there was construction at the garden leading up to our wedding and the grounds were somewhat disheveled on our wedding day. There were fences up in front of the visitor’s center and barn – not the view we wanted guests to see upon arrival! We would have been less upset about this if we had been told in advance (especially since we booked the venue over a year before our wedding). We had been informed that there would be construction on the gazebo around that time, but we had no idea that there would be construction on the garden itself. We really wish Bartram’s Garden would have communicated this to us. Further, we had difficulty with drop-offs and set-up for our wedding reception. Bartram’s Garden’s point of contact was difficult to reach and unhelpful when our family tried to drop off décor and other items for our reception. He also stored our items in a hard-to-reach location without informing us or the catering staff, which had volunteered to set up our décor, and despite very detailed instructions that we had written for those items’ use and set-up. When the groom’s father realized that the items were missing and sought out the point of contact during the reception to find those items, it was too late to use anything that had been stored. This may have been alleviated if we had combined all of our drop-offs into a single trip and had a designed day-of coordinator to track down our items, but we wish that we hadn’t had to worry about this. Overall, some aspects of communication were very lacking!
Bartram’s Garden was a gorgeous venue for our wedding reception. The public garden is beautiful and the Philadelphia Read more...
Bartram’s Garden was a gorgeous venue for our wedding reception. The public garden is beautiful and the Philadelphia skyline view is one-of-a-kind. We were so pleased that guests could wander the garden during our cocktail hour and entertain themselves with lawn games set up around the garden during the reception.

That said, there were a few drawbacks to our experience. First, there was construction at the garden leading up to our wedding and the grounds were somewhat disheveled on our wedding day. There were fences up in front of the visitor’s center and barn – not the view we wanted guests to see upon arrival! We would have been less upset about this if we had been told in advance (especially since we booked the venue over a year before our wedding). We had been informed that there would be construction on the gazebo around that time, but we had no idea that there would be construction on the garden itself. We really wish Bartram’s Garden would have communicated this to us. Further, we had difficulty with drop-offs and set-up for our wedding reception. Bartram’s Garden’s point of contact was difficult to reach and unhelpful when our family tried to drop off décor and other items for our reception. He also stored our items in a hard-to-reach location without informing us or the catering staff, which had volunteered to set up our décor, and despite very detailed instructions that we had written for those items’ use and set-up. When the groom’s father realized that the items were missing and sought out the point of contact during the reception to find those items, it was too late to use anything that had been stored. This may have been alleviated if we had combined all of our drop-offs into a single trip and had a designed day-of coordinator to track down our items, but we wish that we hadn’t had to worry about this. Overall, some aspects of communication were very lacking! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We had a beautiful wedding at this venue. More so, the price was extremely affordable and the staff are second to none. I run events for a living and have never worked with venue staff who are so accommodating and easy to work with. I can not say enough good things.
We had a beautiful wedding at this venue. More so, the price was extremely affordable and the staff are second to none. I Read more...
We had a beautiful wedding at this venue. More so, the price was extremely affordable and the staff are second to none. I run events for a living and have never worked with venue staff who are so accommodating and easy to work with. I can not say enough good things. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Bartram's Garden was a fantastic place to get married. I'm surprised it hasn't been reviewed yet on WeddingWire. The rustic, wild beauty with the Philadelphia skyline in the background is magical. I absolutely recommend you work with Diverse Catering/ Ken Correll, who manages 90% of the weddings at Bartram's. He knows how it works and how to use the space well, what to do in rain, who to contact about extra time, etc. Beautiful beautiful spot.
Bartram's Garden was a fantastic place to get married. I'm surprised it hasn't been reviewed yet on WeddingWire. The Read more...
Bartram's Garden was a fantastic place to get married. I'm surprised it hasn't been reviewed yet on WeddingWire. The rustic, wild beauty with the Philadelphia skyline in the background is magical. I absolutely recommend you work with Diverse Catering/ Ken Correll, who manages 90% of the weddings at Bartram's. He knows how it works and how to use the space well, what to do in rain, who to contact about extra time, etc. Beautiful beautiful spot. Read less
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angelina
Wedding:
10/4/2014
3.7/5.0
Bartram's Garden is a beautiful venue for any event. We had some issues in the process, like lack of responsiveness and communication and falsified information (was told I would have an area to freshen up and keep my personal effects, which I was then told at the event I could not enter). Nothing major though, and still worthwhile in terms of supporting Philadelphia history and horticulture.
Bartram's Garden is a beautiful venue for any event. We had some issues in the process, like lack of responsiveness and Read more...
Bartram's Garden is a beautiful venue for any event. We had some issues in the process, like lack of responsiveness and communication and falsified information (was told I would have an area to freshen up and keep my personal effects, which I was then told at the event I could not enter). Nothing major though, and still worthwhile in terms of supporting Philadelphia history and horticulture. Read less
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Ali
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Beautiful location! Andrea was very quick to respond to any questions that I had! The day of the wedding, Bill was a great support! We researched many different venues online, and had our list narrowed down to 3 or 4 in our budget that we were going to visit. We visited Bartram's first, and booked our date on the spot! We fell in love with the buildings, the gardens, the view of the city.
It is a picturesque setting for a wedding, and I am so glad that we picked it for our big day!
Beautiful location! Andrea was very quick to respond to any questions that I had! The day of the wedding, Bill was a great Read more...
Beautiful location! Andrea was very quick to respond to any questions that I had! The day of the wedding, Bill was a great support! We researched many different venues online, and had our list narrowed down to 3 or 4 in our budget that we were going to visit. We visited Bartram's first, and booked our date on the spot! We fell in love with the buildings, the gardens, the view of the city.
It is a picturesque setting for a wedding, and I am so glad that we picked it for our big day! Read less
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pattypslutsky
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Amazing, amazing, amazing - I can't even say more. One of the most special places with a great set up. Just loved it.
Amazing, amazing, amazing - I can't even say more. One of the most special places with a great set up. Just loved it.
Amazing, amazing, amazing - I can't even say more. One of the most special places with a great set up. Just loved it. Read less
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tancgirl
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
This location was so unique and beautiful. We felt great giving our money towards care of the facility and providing the garden to be present for years to come. I would make sure if you want pick of your date to book more than a year in advance.
This location was so unique and beautiful. We felt great giving our money towards care of the facility and providing the Read more...
This location was so unique and beautiful. We felt great giving our money towards care of the facility and providing the garden to be present for years to come. I would make sure if you want pick of your date to book more than a year in advance. Read less
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Maggi
Wedding:
6/5/2011
5.0/5.0
What a magical setting - incredible greenery, wildflowers and butterflies! Great for families/kids, because there is tons of space for them to run around.
What a magical setting - incredible greenery, wildflowers and butterflies! Great for families/kids, because there is tons Read more...
What a magical setting - incredible greenery, wildflowers and butterflies! Great for families/kids, because there is tons of space for them to run around. Read less
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